5 Reasons to play classic games together with Chad Valley | V. I. BUYS

Growing up playing games was very much part of my childhood. No mobile phones, no internet and only 4 TV channels meant my siblings, cousins and I had to make our own fun. And, pure fun it was. Playing classic games likes snakes and ladders, Ludo or Monopoly (although if any game was going to end the fun it would be this!) were how we spent our weekends, after school hours and holidays. So, when Chad Valley – who we’ve…

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Happy playtimes with Chad Valley { & Giveaway} | V. I. BUYS

When looking for toys for Miss Marnie I want them to be classic, creative and to fuel her imagination. I want her to want to play with them rather than open them and discard them quicker than we can get them out of the box. When the team at Chad Valley asked us to be part of their Play Panel I knew this could be a great way of introducing Miss M to some different toys – ones that we…

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Let’s play My Little Pony | V. I. BUYS {SP}

At this time of year when I was young I loved nothing better than getting home from school, getting into my pyjamas and playing with my toys – I was a child of the late seventies/early eighties so would have had whatever was the hot toy at the time. One toy I remember having was a My Little Pony. Although, unlike some of my friends I only ever had one and I think it was blue and pink one. Unfortunately,…

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V. I. BUYS: Welcome to #mamasmondays…The Wizard of Oz Itty Bittys, Buttonbag Advent Calendar & City Kids Magazine

Welcome to  #mamamondays.  Here I try to include anything that is making us happy – and hopefully you too – even though it’s a Monday. And, I have to say it really is making me try to make the most of this often ‘depressing’ day It has been anything from what we’re doing or planning to what we’re eating, watching or reading. I’ve even included items I’m lusting after or buying and anything else that has been inspiring me to…

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The Classic toys that every kid should have in their toy box! for Newborns – 6months {part 1} | V. I. BUSY BEES

One thing I noticed once I started to buy toys and learning aids for Miss Marnie is you seem to instinctively head towards the ‘classics’ – toys that have stood the test of time and continue to be popular even now. And, without even really trying they seem to be the same items your fellow mama friends have too – something to be said for that. At one point all 7 of my NCT friends and I had the Lamaze…

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